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4 Ways to Nurture Kindness

4 Ways to Nurture Kindness

Michele Borba February 9, 2016 Comments Off on 4 Ways to Nurture Kindness

The photograph is of a simple wreath of handprints. The idea came from a teacher who wanted to help her students develop strong hearts as well as minds. And so she set up an

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Building Respectful Learning Cultures

Building Respectful Learning Cultures

Michele Borba February 8, 2016 Comments Off on Building Respectful Learning Cultures

Many of today’s students lack an understanding of respect because their experiences with this essential character trait have been minimal. They simply haven’t witnessed or heard respect in their lives. Nor may they be

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If You’re Worried About Your Kids’ Friends

If You’re Worried About Your Kids’ Friends

Michele Borba February 7, 2016 Comments Off on If You’re Worried About Your Kids’ Friends

Bad friends. It’s every parent’s worst nightmare: we imagine only the worse: drugs, smoking, sex, trouble with the law. But what should parents do if they notice that their daughter is hanging out more

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Seven Secrets for Calming Tempers

Seven Secrets for Calming Tempers

Michele Borba February 7, 2016 Comments Off on Seven Secrets for Calming Tempers

Sure, it’s great to be a parent, but it’s also one of the most stressful, exhausting roles on the planet. The fact is, meltdowns are inevitable in any home, and even more so these

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Tuning Up Kids’ Social-Emotional Skills

Tuning Up Kids’ Social-Emotional Skills

Michele Borba February 7, 2016 Comments Off on Tuning Up Kids’ Social-Emotional Skills

Teaching children social-emotional skills is one of the greatest gifts you can give them. After all, few skills increase their confidence, social competence, empathy, resilience, and self-esteem more because kids need them in every area of their

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Helping Kids Who Fear Failure

Helping Kids Who Fear Failure

Michele Borba February 6, 2016 Comments Off on Helping Kids Who Fear Failure

One of the inevitable facts of life is that everyone makes mistakes. Granted, some mistakes are more significant than others and harder to get over, but they are a part of life. How individuals

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Boosting Sibling Harmony

Boosting Sibling Harmony

Michele Borba February 5, 2016 Comments Off on Boosting Sibling Harmony

Reality Check: University of Michigan Medical School: Research shows that siblings will fight more in families where there is no understanding of acceptable ways to solve conflicts. Make sure you teach your children how to resolve their bickering!

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10 Ways to Raise a Moral Child

10 Ways to Raise a Moral Child

Michele Borba February 1, 2016 Comments Off on 10 Ways to Raise a Moral Child

Let’s play “Back to the Future” and pretend it’s twenty-five years from now. Your kids are grown, and they’re healthy and happy. (What we all hope, right?) So here’s your key question to contemplate

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36 Ways To Nurture Kids’ Character

36 Ways To Nurture Kids’ Character

Michele Borba January 31, 2016 Comments Off on 36 Ways To Nurture Kids’ Character

The family is the first school of virtue, so make sure you’re schooling your child in the lessons of character. Hundreds of years ago Aristotle, the Greek philosopher, said that the best way to teach

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Kid Boredom Busters

Kid Boredom Busters

Michele Borba January 29, 2016 Comments Off on Kid Boredom Busters

REALITY CHECK: Beware: a new trend shows our Micromanaged, Over-structured, “Plugged-In” Generation can’t stand boredom. Maybe it’s because we might be doing too much scheduling, entertaining and solving? Just a thought!  There is a

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